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Monitoring's next update will be a doozy of a download

Now that Overwatch 's newest hero, Ashe and her sidekick Bob, have been unveiled, players are eagerly waiting for her…

Now that Overwatch ‘s newest hero, Ashe and her sidekick Bob, have been unveiled, players are eagerly waiting for her to be released in the game’s next update. But Blizzard has started warning players that the update will be a little more significant than the usual patch, and in fact, a full reinstallation of the game will be required. This is not because of Ashe and Bob alone; Instead, Blizzard looks a significant number of back-end systems with the intention of optimizing the game as a whole.

The developer has not given an exact release date for this update yet, but the fact that they have started to advise players on the increased download size may mean it’s not far from, maybe even within the next week or so. Blizzard made an entry on his official forum explaining that with Overwatch ‘s next update, they can not only overwrite existing content and both PC and console players will get a full reinstallation.

They confirm that this can make things a bit difficult for those with limited internet connections, not to mention increasing download times, but the advance warning is to help players plan ahead.

“The next major patch will have some cute basic changes for the game client. The number of backend changes we submit is large enough to ensure that we do not just correct the content in question. Because of the next patch coming out, the client will completely reinstall to handle these changes. We know this is not ideal for people on measured connections, so hopefully this message will help you prepare for this upcoming update. “

As for which back-end systems are improved, players must wait for the patch notes when released for all details. Blizzard, however, confirmed to Kotaku that, among the changes, optimized memory for “limited systems,” improved load times, reduced hard disk space on PS4, future content adjustments, and overall bug fixes. Sounds like PC players that do not have large amounts of RAM or the most powerful specifications can expect a softer experience while running.

PC players who want to get the update as early as possible can leave the Battle.net app open to download the Overwatch client as it is released over time while those on PS4 and Xbox One just have to wait until the update is released at once for the console.

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